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  • What to Expect From Lung Cancer Treatment

    December 06, 2018

    There have been rapid developments in the treatment of lung cancer in the last 10 years. Fortunately, because of earlier detection and improved therapies for patients with lung cancer, the outcomes for patients have improved significantly in recent years. The therapies used for treatment of lung cancer — chemotherapy, radiation,…

  • Suboxone Treatment Can Begin in the Emergency Room

    December 04, 2018

    On a recent Saturday, a patient was brought into The Hospital of Central Connecticut Emergency Department overdosing on opioids; doctors diagnosed him with Opioid Use Disorder and asked if he wanted to start recovery. When he agreed, they gave him a dose of Suboxone, a medication that eases what can…

  • Community Partnership Puts Opioid Users into Treatment Instead of Jail

    November 27, 2018

    Drugs fueled a vicious, seemingly unending circle for Steven Mikkanen. Using since high school, when he “wanted to fit in,” left him homeless and broke throughout his 20s. He’d steal to support his habit, but multiple arrests left him undesirable to employers and feeling worthless. In 2014, after three arrests…

  • Diabetes Prevention Program second session set at YMCA held in conjunction with Hartford HealthCare

    November 21, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. In response, the Southington Community YMCA in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare has been conducting the free 12-week Diabetes…

  • Drs. Nowicki, London, Frallicciardi to Lead Tweeting for CME’s on Emergency Medicine on Nov. 29

    November 18, 2018

    You’re a busy professional in the demanding field of healthcare. One of the demands is finding the time to take Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours to keep abreast of the latest innovations in healthcare, not to mention maintain your licensure. Hartford HealthCare’s Department of Continuing Education can help with the…

  • After Facing Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis, It’s More Rides for This Avid Bicyclist

    November 12, 2018

    At 77, Dr. Ralph Giarnella is an avid bicyclist. He’s traveled just about every back road in Hartford County. He recently finished a fundraising event that required him to ride his bike 100 miles. “For me, riding on the bike is sort of like free time, liberation,” said Dr. Giarnella….

  • Backus, Hospital of Central Connecticut Launch Pharmacy Residency Programs

    November 05, 2018

    In an effort to recruit, train and retain the best new pharmacy school graduates, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Backus Hospital have launched Pharmacy Residency Programs. Similar to physician residency training, a pharmacy residency program is a postgraduate training program in a defined area of pharmacy practice. Eligible pharmacy…

  • Dr. Patricia DeFusco to Lead Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program

    November 02, 2018

    Dr. Patricia DeFusco (left) with Dr. April Duckworth at the recent Pink Party in West Hartford. Dr. Patricia DeFusco, affiliated with the Hartford Hospital Division of Medical Oncology since 1986, was recently named the first director of the Breast Program for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Her experience – and…

  • The Mammogram: Demystified

    November 01, 2018

    Download this free informational resource to help you understand breast cancer and the procedures and treatments available to you at Connecticut’s largest breast program. Since the 1980’s, the mammogram has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by about 30%. Though it saves lives, this simple, 10-minute screening has a serious public…

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: Knowing the Signs can Save a Life

    October 26, 2018

    By Dr. Carissa Webster-Lake, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Events such as a hospitalization, pregnancy, childbirth, or trauma to the lower leg can cause deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT. DVT occurs when blood clots form in a deep vein in the body, most often in the lower leg…


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